When people ask me what medical science is all about, I always say that it is about prevention. You isolate problems that cause health issues and you do your best to circumvent them in the future. The thing about it is that this is often difficult, and in order to stay ahead of the game, you need to know what you are doing.
This is the same no matter the profession really. Having a wide network of professional peers, I know that whether you are doing medical research or running a swimming pool service, that it takes planning and talent in order to stay ahead of the curve. What it takes is attention to detail and a way of solving problems that is seldom seen in other professions.
We are not unique
It may seem like we are unique in our approach, but I can tell you that it is our planning that sets us apart from the rest. We are unique in the sense that we sense patterns before many companies, but we are not unique in knowing that in order to stay ahead of the curve that it takes attention to detail. There are a number of companies that see the need for perseverance and have answered the call.
Many of these people have the same idea in mind no matter what their profession. That giving people time to adjust to externalities, that you can become better prepared to deal with problems as they surface rather than after it is too late.
Much like a computer that has problems but is still able to recover, most businesses have a wait and see type of approach. In the medical field, however, lives are often on the line and we must be ahead of the curve in order to keep people safe.